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Silent Films
by Sergei Eisenstein
movies
eye 335,844
favorite 96
comment 10
Sergei Eisenstein shot ¡Que viva México! in Mexico in 1931 at the height of the Great Depression. The courageous financiers of this project were the author Upton Sinclair, his wife Mary Craig and a small group of their friends. They had great difficulties in keeping the production going; the economic crisis forced Sinclair to call a halt to it in early 1932. Shooting was stopped with most of the work completed; only one episode could not be filmed. At the same time Josef Stalin insisted on...
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Topic: Mosfilm, Eisenstien, Film, Classic
Silent Films
by D.W. Griffith
movies
eye 279,315
favorite 199
comment 36
In its time, "The Birth of a Nation" was a masterpiece. Its racist undertones and revisionism are quite disturbing, but it is still worth watching for its historical influence. IMDb entry: http://imdb.com/title/tt0004972/
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Topics: D.W. Griffith, The Clansman, Silent, pdmovies
Feature Films
by Douglas Fairbanks
movies
eye 240,125
favorite 55
comment 13
Mark of Zorro was the transition between Douglas Fairbanks' early career as a brash all-American hero and the lavish 1920s costume adventures.
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Topic: western, silent
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 172,392
favorite 110
comment 7
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 170,426
favorite 128
comment 22
Educational film on the Cold War conflict.
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Topics: Cold War, Communism
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 146,734
favorite 29
comment 4
How a New York City newspaper delivery drivers' strike in 1945 failed to divert readers' interest in their favorite newspapers. Shows the newspapers of the day and huge lines of people outside newspaper offices waiting to purchase updated editions. In Kodachrome.
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Topics: Media: Newspapers, Labor: Strikes, New York City
Prelinger Archives
by On Film, Inc.
movies
eye 138,607
favorite 349
comment 25
Thoughtfully made advertising sales promo film extolling 1950s suburbanites as citizens and consumers.
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Topics: Suburbia, Cold War, Consumerism
Feature Films
by Paul Malvern
movies
eye 97,554
favorite 20
comment 1
AKA Paradise Ranch Government agent John Wyatt (John Wayne) is searching for a counterfeit ring operating on the Mexican/Arizona border and joins Doc Carter's (Earle Hodgins) traveling medicine show as a sharpshooter.
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Topics: Western, Crime, John Wayne
Prelinger Archives
by Unknown
movies
eye 85,931
favorite 118
comment 11
The great amusement zone in its heyday.
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Topics: Amusement parks, Coney Island, New York City: History
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 78,876
favorite 82
comment 18
1939, sound, 55 min, Technicolor, 35mm. Transferred from a 35mm nitrate print. See: Andrew Wood, "The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair," http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/middleton/index1.html. This drama illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the American way of life. The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair pits an anti-capitalist bohemian artist boyfriend against an all-American electrical engineer who...
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Topics: World's Fairs, technology, capitalism, communism, time capsules
Prelinger Archives
by Davidson (Carson)
movies
eye 66,335
favorite 67
comment 14
Impressionistic picture of the Third Avenue Elevated Railway in Manhattan, New York City, before it was demolished.
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Topic: New York City
Prelinger Archives
by On Film, Inc.
movies
eye 62,683
favorite 120
comment 9
Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens.
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Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 55,757
favorite 92
comment 7
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives
by MPO Television Films, Inc.
movies
eye 51,840
favorite 195
comment 21
General Motors 1961 Motorama film presenting new cars, appliances and futuristic ideas at their most banal.
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Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Houses and homes: Kitchens
Prelinger Archives
by Wilensky (Stewart)
movies
eye 46,247
favorite 86
comment 10
Exploration of the colorful counterculture of Greenwich Village in the early 1960s. Narrator: Jean Shepherd. Director, producer and screenwriter: Stewart Willensky. Beat life-avant-garde poetry and music: Charles Mills.
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Topics: New York City: History, Counterculture, Bohemianism
Universal Newsreels
movies
eye 43,117
favorite 68
comment 1
Antiwar demonstrators protest in Central Park, march to UN building, included students and hippies and priests and nuns, burn draft cards, shouted confrontations with anti-antiwar marchers, prowar signs, Martin Luther King leads procession; another march in downtown San Francisco down Market Street to stadium, sponsored by loose coalition of left-wing anti-war groups, "President Johnson meanwhile let it be known that the FBI is closely watching all anti-war activity."- violence in...
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Silent Films
by KingWaylon - King of Vintage
movies
eye 40,127
favorite 24
comment 5
A lovely French classic from the 1920s. Silent but with music. Two Young women put up a washing line, strip off and wash their clothes. Excellant quality considering how old the film is. A pleasure to watch.
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Topic: Stripper - Strippers - Stag - Burlesque
Academic Film Archive of North America
by MPO Productions
movies
eye 38,942
favorite 95
comment 15
This outrageous parody of the prototype 'commercial' family was apparently made as an in-house joke by one of the largest producers of television commercials. Their clients would have never seen this gem, which parodies products as well as the people that buy them.
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Topics: parody, advertisement, asian
collection
eye 37,356
The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library. We work with North Carolina cultural heritage institutions to scan, describe, and publish historical materials online, which in turn increases access to and use of their collections. The items available here are only part of the online collection - see the complete collection at DigitalNC.org.
Short Format Films
by uncredited
movies
eye 35,973
favorite 25
comment 2
This is a "road show" from 1938. There is no director credited. For a few years in the late thirties, "nudist colony" movies were quite popular on the "sexploitation" circuit. Notice that the girls featured with bare breasts are quite attractive, more so than average people who might be in the colony. These are probably models and aspiring actresses brought in for the movie only. As one producer of the time put it, "If you are going to make a nudist colony...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: nudism, road show
Prelinger Archives
by Unknown
movies
eye 35,134
favorite 66
comment 2
Views of immigrant and ethnic communities in New York City.
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Topics: New York City, Immigration, Chinese Americans
Prelinger Archives
by Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
movies
eye 34,955
favorite 39
comment 2
View of the radio industry as it existed in 1940, showing potential occupations at every level. Introduces the new industry of television, emphasizing its need for specially skilled workers. Useful imagery of the electronic media in the pre-World War II era.
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Topics: Occupations: Broadcasting, Media: Radio, Media: Television
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 29,766
favorite 39
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
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Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 26,569
favorite 65
comment 7
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
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Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives
by Coronet Instructional Films
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eye 25,507
favorite 60
comment 7
Eurocentric view of the plantation system and its effect on Southern U.S. culture.
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Topics: Race relations, Ethnography: U.S.: South, African Americans
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by Technicolor Corporation
movies
eye 24,787
favorite 77
comment 5
Film promoting use of Technicolor process to industrial film producers.
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Topics: Motion pictures: History, Motion pictures: Production, Motion pictures: Industrial
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 24,163
favorite 32
comment 5
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
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Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives
by Newsreel
movies
eye 22,475
favorite 48
comment 5
Documentary on the Columbia University student strike and takeover in 1969.
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Topics: Social issues: 1960s, New York City, Colleges and universities
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 22,025
favorite 32
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives
by American Documentary Films, Inc.
movies
eye 20,197
favorite 38
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Contents. A plea for community planning, which contrasts the awesome conditions of human living in a modern industrial city with (1) the serenity of life in an eighteenth-century New England village and (2) the architect's and engineer's concept of the model community, as typified by the federal government's resettlement experiment at Greenbelt, Maryland, and the privately developed one at Radburn, New Jersey. Life in the New England village of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century...
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Topics: City planning, Urban planning, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1930s, Great Depression, Shirley Center, Mass.,...
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by Unknown
movies
eye 19,644
favorite 22
comment 5
Century of Progress exhibition; New York City scenes.
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Topics: World's Fairs: Chicago, 1933-34, New York City
Feature Films
by Alexander Korda
movies
eye 19,315
favorite 17
comment 1
In his last film role, Douglas Fairbanks as an ageing legendary lady-killer Don Juan. It is set in Seville, Spain in centuries past, where once a young Don Juan caused ladies to swoon and jealous husbands to challenge him to a duel. After 20 years absence, he returns as a middle-aged married man feeling trapped by marriage and tempted to re-visit his old haunts. As it often happens with legends, however, the Don Juan of the past has become far greater and more wonderful in women's minds than he...
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Topics: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Douglas Fairbanks, Merle Oberon
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 19,222
favorite 21
comment 4
News Parade newsreel footage of the San Francisco World's Fair in 1939, the Golden Gate International Exposition. The fair was intended to celebrate the opening of two bridges, the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge. It was held on Treasure Island. 0551 PA8123 San Francisco World's Fair (The News Parade)
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Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939, Newsreels, News Parade, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge,...
Classic TV
movies
eye 18,799
favorite 12
comment 3
Episode of the TV series 'Your Hit Parade', originally aired December 4, 1954. All music in this program is 'Live', performed by the shows cast. Featured songs include "Papa Loves Mambo", "Teach Me Tonight", "Love Walked In", "If I Give My Heart to You", "This Ole House", "Mr Sandman" and more.
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Topics: 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties, Music, TV, Television, Popular, Pop Music
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movies
eye 18,510
favorite 34
comment 6
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
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Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 17,340
favorite 41
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
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Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 15,575
favorite 54
comment 3
Venerable educational film showing technologies of communication, circa 1920s.
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Topics: Communication: General, Communication: Telephone, Communication: Radio
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movies
eye 15,558
favorite 39
comment 6
New Orleans festivities as they looked just before World War II.
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Topics: New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Celebrations
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 14,299
favorite 14
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 14,282
favorite 15
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
The Video Cellar Collection
by Tod Browning
movies
eye 14,085
favorite 27
comment 0
Outside the Law is a 1920 crime film directed by Tod Browning. Browning remade the film in 1930. Black Mike (Lon Chaney) is a despicable gangster who lures Molly (Priscilla Dean), the daughter of a San Francisco underworld leader, back to a life of crime. Mike frames Molly's father for murder and then plots to double-cross her as well. But Molly's hard heart is slowly melted by her gangster lover. The film ends with in a climactic shootout. The print in a little murky so some title cards are...
Topics: Tod Browning, Lon Chaney, Priscilla Dean
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 13,890
favorite 61
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Short Format Films
movies
eye 13,791
favorite 7
comment 0
Tarzan heads to Guatemala to look for his friend, D'Arnot snd helps Major Matling search Mayan ruins for hidden jewels and an idol holding the formula for a powerful explosive. Guatemalan police munitions runners pursue Alice and Gordon assuming them as spies. Ula Vale as a mysterious figure revealed in the final episode to be an undercover government operative. 12 chapters,
Topics: Tarzan, bruce benett, Herman Brinx
Community Video
by Maggie Hennefeld and Thessaly La Force
movies
eye 12,947
favorite 1
comment 2
A nine minute student documentary of the Free Culture New York Summit held at Columbia University, January 2006. The film explores a new form of student activism, based primarily on and about the Internet. Beginning with the Free Culture demonstration at the Times Square Virgin Megastore, the documentary covers Free Culture members out to educate consumers on alternative forms of music distribution online (archive.org, ccmixter.org, blogs, etc). It continues the discussion with interviews...
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Topics: free culture, freeculture.org, student activism, nyc, protesting, times square, cory doctorow,...
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 12,908
favorite 14
comment 4
0682 PA8532 World of Tomorrow, The from 025.07; Engel collection; 16 B&W MOS neg pix
favoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, San Francisco: Scenics:...
Prelinger Archives
by Mitchell Film Associates
movies
eye 12,579
favorite 16
comment 4
Military training film on a New York radio station, WMCA, owned by the Nathan Straus family, showing its ownership, management and activities. Good view of radio in the era when most stations were locally owned and operated.
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Topics: Communication: Radio, Media: Radio
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movies
eye 12,273
favorite 24
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
FedFlix
by National Archives and Records Administration
movies
eye 11,930
favorite 33
comment 0
National Archives and Records Administration THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON U.S. Information Agency. (1982 - 10/01/1999) ARC Identifier 49737 / Local Identifier 306.3394. Scenes from Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C., August 1963. People walking up sidewalk; gathering on Mall, standing, singing. Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, crowd gathered on the Mall. People marching with signs, many men wearing UAW hats. People at speakers podium, men with guitars. Crowds outside of the White House,...
Topics: archives.gov, public.resource.org
Prelinger Archives
by Newsreel
movies
eye 11,848
favorite 29
comment 4
Documentary on the Columbia University student strike and takeover in 1969.
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Topics: Social issues: 1960s, New York City, Colleges and universities
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Robert Amran
movies
eye 11,723
favorite 36
comment 2
The real star here is the late aerial photographer James Freeman, whose breathtaking helicopter shots of Mayan and Aztec ruins at sunrise and sunset won an Academy Award for this film in 1971. Although the English version was narrated by Orson Welles, the Spanish version, narrated by Ricardo Montalban, is in better keeping with the ethnic aspect of the film, and no knowledge of Spanish is needed to appreciate his dramatic impact. Don't be put off by the heroic musical score: this film is...
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Topics: Maya, Aztec, helicopter, Chichen Itza, Monte Alban, Tulum, Toltec, Uxmal, Palenque
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movies
eye 11,617
favorite 18
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 11,419
favorite 24
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives
by New York City, Television Production Unit
movies
eye 11,412
favorite 30
comment 2
Improvement of living conditions in 1940s New York City through the construction of public housing.
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Topics: New York City, Houses and homes, Urban renewal
Prelinger Archives
by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 10,558
favorite 26
comment 3
Cold War-era treatise on globalization.
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Topics: Globalization, Economics
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movies
eye 10,432
favorite 21
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives
by Holmes (Burton) Films
movies
eye 9,849
favorite 12
comment 4
The Chicago World's Fair, 1933-34.
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Topic: World's Fairs: Chicago, 1933-34
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 9,843
favorite 14
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 9,445
favorite 19
comment 2
Military training film showing psychological operations in "Hostland," a mythical (probably Latin American) country, designed to aid the host government in gaining the support of the population.
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Topics: Psychological warfare, Propaganda, Military
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movies
eye 9,209
favorite 18
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Les Mitchel
movies
eye 8,974
favorite 16
comment 2
Many explorer-adventurer hosts of historical/cultural films viewed their subjects as "objects" (e.g. C. Ernest Cadle and Carveth Wells), their colonialist attitudes seeping precariously through the safety-film. Not so the wonderful and forgotten Les Mitchel, who arrives in the Lacandon area of the Yucatan, shows the chief Obregon K’in (of Agua Azul village, Palenque) how to fire a pistol, takes him on a plane-ride to view his ancestral ruins at Palenque. Much of this magnificent...
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Topics: Lacandon, Obregon, Palenque, Les Mitchel
FedFlix
by National Archives and Records Administration
movies
eye 8,844
favorite 25
comment 0
National Archives and Records Administration CIVIL RIGHTS: SELMA TO MONTGOMERY U.S. Information Agency. (1982 - 10/01/1999) [Silent] ARC Identifier 53422 / Local Identifier 306.7449. Made possible by a donation from John and Paige Curran.
Topics: archives.gov, public.resource.org
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movies
eye 8,261
favorite 11
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 8,037
favorite 13
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Ideal Pictures Corp.
movies
eye 8,000
favorite 13
comment 4
Sensationalist "documentary" on the Agua area of Guatemala, where people live in the shadow of a volcano.
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Topics: Guatemala, Volcanoes, Central America
Community Video
by Unknown
movies
eye 7,515
favorite 13
comment 1
World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40 Various amateur films, download from Archive.org, are edited and condensed to show what a day at the World’s Fair.
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Topics: Amateur film, The World's Fair, 1939, 1940, New York
Prelinger Archives
by Howard (Arthur E.)
movies
eye 7,290
favorite 4
comment 1
Dignitaries open up the World's Fair on Treasure Island (Kodachrome, missing soundtrack).
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, Celebrations, California: History and culture
Academic Film Archive of North America
by C. Ernest Cadle
movies
eye 7,170
favorite 20
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'Wild Men of the Kalahari' (1930) 30m, prod. C. Ernest Cadle. In one of the earliest "talking pictures" shot in South-West Africa (now Namibia), expedition leader and lecturer Dr. C. Ernest Cadle of the Cameron-Cadle expedition describes the Kung Bushmen as "among the most treacherous creatures on earth." He then "baited them as we would an animal" to gather them for camera shots, and noted their eating habits ("he doesn't chew, but simply swallows like a...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: bushmen, kalahari, namibia, etosha, san, hoefler
Prelinger Archives
by Film Production Unit, Bureau of AV Instruction
movies
eye 6,779
favorite 21
comment 4
How a New York City school district promoted racial integration and intergroup tolerance.
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Topics: Diversity, New York City, Society: Education
Short Format Films
by Mack Sennett
movies
eye 6,676
favorite 7
comment 1
Ben Turpin playing a postman who everyday goes to a block of apartments to look at his love. Soon he finds out that some mechanics a making a robot dummy that looks exactly like him. He soon takes over and at the dummy's debut at the theatre he dresses himself and hides the dummy.
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Topics: Silent: Short, Comedy
Prelinger Archives
by Exposition Players Corporation
movies
eye 6,535
favorite 18
comment 5
Fantasy film produced for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1915
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by Unknown
movies
eye 6,280
favorite 9
comment 3
Aerial travelogue of South America.
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Topics: Aviation: History, South America, Travelogues
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by Unknown
movies
eye 6,100
favorite 8
comment 1
Views of the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40
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movies
eye 5,634
favorite 7
comment 2
Kodachrome footage of the San Francisco World's Fair, held on Treasure Island.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 5,363
favorite 6
comment 1
Images of the 1915 San Francisco world's fair.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1915
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Sullivan C. Richardson
movies
eye 5,032
favorite 11
comment 0
This film documents the Sullivan C. Richardson Pan American Highway Expedition of 1940-1941, the first of a two-part series describing the first successful attempt to drive an automobile from the United States to the tip of South America (the companion film was 'Rugged Road to Cape Horn.')Here, Richardson and two companions (one of whom is Arnold Whitaker) explore the route that would eventually become the Pan American Highway. The going is rugged: at times, their Plymouth sedan is towed by men...
Topics: Pan American Highway, Monte Alban, Atitlan, Guatemala, Mexico, El Savador